This is definitely a late start to the Five Minute Friday. It is starting to get cold in Michigan and our little woodsy temporary home has no heat. So being that today was my day off, I decided to kind of chill in bed longer than I should have.
Today’s FMF word is GUIDE! It is going along with the soon-to-be launched Start-Up Guide for Online Writers by Kate Motaung. I am definitely looking forward to this! Kate has an amazing helpful heart and a wonderful community backing her up! Keep your eyes peeled for the launch!
Okay lets do this.
What guides you? What makes you do what you do? I don’t mean like force but there are things that we do and reasons behind them. I recall being challenged in my Human Relations class in college on why I do what I do. My professor insisted that I totally do what I do for me. My own expectations of my own behavior causes me to behave the way that I do. Like if I give my son a gift. I am doing so because it makes me feel good as a parent. I am not really doing it for him. It is about me.
I could see how in the long run you might be able to break things way down to that, but I think that I am guided by God.
I truly felt God’s push in moving to Michigan from Arizona. I mean why else would my whole family be behind me going to a place so similar to the frozen tundra they grew up in called Minnesota? Kidding here. Well only slightly. I think it is my Norwegian blood that makes me okay with it and confident that eventually I will be okay with the cold. It is my Irish blood that will probably make me strain through it when I want to cry.
Maybe “push” is the wrong word. Still I do feel led by God to be here. It isn’t all rosy and awesome right now, but that kind of convinces me too. Jesus himself pretty much laid it all out there saying we would have tough times:
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
We know it is going to be tough here. We also know that Jesus has overcome the world. He also has left us with His peace. I don’t know about you, but I am clinging to that peace like a little baby spider monkey. I have to. It is really easy to lose sight of if I don’t.
I hope that you are having a wonderful Saturday and that while I am here at the library, I’ll get to enjoy your post. If by any chance you are here for any reasons other than FMF…go check it out here!